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Colback eyeing Tottenham shock
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Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has insisted his side will not simply roll over for Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Wigan's midweek defeat to Arsenal ensured that Paolo Di Canio's side cannot be relegated on the final day when they head to face UEFA Champions League-chasing Spurs.

But Colback is eager for the Wearside outfit to end the campaign with a flourish by putting in a strong performance.

"There would not be much point preparing all week if we thought it would be a certain Tottenham win," he said.

"The odds will be stacked against us. They are any time you go and play a top team. ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 582 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 19:30

Pardew admits to second season struggle
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has revealed the rollercoaster of emotion he has experienced since he took over.
The former West Ham manager replaced Chris Hughton at St James' Park to a mixed
reaction from the home fans and the media.
He quickly silenced everyone, though, with a superb first season that saw the
Magpies narrowly miss out on clinching a UEFA Champions League spot.
Spearheaded by Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, the side's electric run saw Pardew
named Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.
However, this season Newcastle have flirted with the r ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 480 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 19:28

Hughton insists Holt will stay put
Norwich boss Chris Hughton has insisted striker Grant Holt will still be at the club at the start of the next season.
The 32-year-old has followed up last season's 15-goal Premier League haul with a disappointing seven strikes in 33 appearances this time around.

However, Hughton remains keen to retain the 32-year-old's services when the transfer window reopens.

"All I've seen is some press speculation. What we have in Grant is someone who has signed a contract in the summer," he said.

"He has two years left of his contract. I think he started more games than he did last season so this is somebody who is right in there playing games.
Category: News Views: 439 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 19:26

Budesliga: Dortmund Vs Hoffenheim - Betting Tip
buldesligaThe German 1 Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund (2nd) and Hoffenheim (17th) kicks off on 18 May 2013.

Borussia Dortmund has played 16 German 1 Bundesliga matches this season on Signal Iduna Park. On home ground Borussia Dortmund has won 10, drawn 3 and lost 3 matches. This ranks the Schwarzgelben (The Black and Gold) 3rd in home team performance in the German 1 Bundesliga.

Hoffenheim has played 16 German 1 Bundesliga matches this season away from home. On away ground Hoffenheim has won 2, drawn 3 and lost 11 matches. This ranks the Hoffe 18th in away team performance in the German 1 Bundesliga.

When looking at Borussia Dort ... Read more »
Category: Betting Tips Views: 1019 Added: Better Date: 18.05.2013 - 17:30

Ligue 1: Montpellier Vs Lille - Betting Tip
Ligeu 1The France Ligue 1 football match between Montpellier (10th) and Lille (5th) kicks off on 18 May 2013.

Montpellier has played 18 France Ligue 1 matches this season on La Mosson. On home ground Montpellier has won 11, drawn 4 and lost 3 matches. This ranks Montpellier 3rd in home team performance in the France Ligue 1.

Lille has played 18 France Ligue 1 matches this season away from home. On away ground Lille has won 7, drawn 6 and lost 5 matches. This ranks Les Dogues (The Hounds) 4th in away team performance in the France Ligue 1.

When looking at Montpellier home performance in league points, Montpellier’s performance is greatest when lookin ... Read more »
Category: Betting Tips Views: 804 Added: Better Date: 18.05.2013 - 17:27

Real Madrid 1:2 Atletico Madrid
An extra-time goal from Joao Miranda saw Atletico Madrid win their 10th Copa del Rey, beating fierce rivals Real Madrid 2-1 on Friday.
Real struck first through Cristiano Ronaldo, who later saw red and joined his coach Jose Mourinho in being sent off, but Diego Costa's effort cancelled out the opener.

As the game heated up and got more open, Miranda was the unlikely hero, popping up with a powerful header in the 99th minute, securing the club their first Copa del Rey success since 1996 and first win over Real in 14 years.

Real made a host of changes to the side which drew 1-1 against Espanyol, with Sergio Ramos and Fabio Coentrao returning in defence and Ronaldo, Sami Khedira, Mesut Oezil and Xabi Alonso back in midfield. ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 685 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:38

Stoke to investigate pig´s head incident
premier leagueStoke City are investigating an incident where a pig's head was left in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones at the club's training ground.
Jones was reportedly furious at the incident, which occurred on Friday, and it will be an unwelcome distraction for the side who face Southampton in the final game of the Premier League season on Sunday.

Earlier in the day team-mate Brek Shea sent out a tweet of himself with the pig's head, along with the caption, "locker room banter gone wild".

"A full internal investigation will be carried out," read a club statement.

"Those responsible for any unacceptable behaviou ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 609 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:36

Beckham could still have PSG role
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has revealed David Beckham wants to remain involved with the French champions.
The former England international announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday after a glittering career that saw him win league titles in four different countries.

He joined PSG in January and won the Ligue 1 title when the club defeated Lyon 1-0.

"I met him (Beckham) yesterday (Thursday)," Al-Khelaifi said.

"He's very interested to continue being involved in the big project of Paris Saint-Germain. He believes in the club, he believes in the project. He loves the club, he enjoyed the last six months, so we are in ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 537 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:34

Lennon fears Hearts relegation
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has bemoaned the possibility of Hearts being relegated from the Scottish Premier League due to financial woes.
The Tynecastle club's parent company, Lithuanian investment group UBIG, asked to be declared insolvent earlier this week citing an inability to "meet (their) obligations".

That could lead to an 18-point deduction for Hearts which would see them relegated to the First Division, a situation which saddens Lennon - especially given the ongoing absence of his side's Glasgow rivals Rangers.

"We would be losing probably the third biggest club," he said. "We have already lost the second biggest (Rangers) so it doesn't look good.

Category: News Views: 578 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:32

Dante out to defeat Gladbach
Bayern Munich defender Dante is eager to secure victory against his former employers Borussia Monchengladbach on Satuday.
The Brazilian joined Bayern from Gladbach at the end of last season, after helping them to UEFA Champions League qualification, and has since gone on to enjoy futher success at the Allianz Arena, securing the Bundesliga title and reaching the final of both the DFB-Pokal and Europe's top club competition.

Jupp Heynckes' men have little left to play for in their final league clash of the season but Dante insisted they will be going all out to secure three points against his old team-mates.

"Obviously it's very special. I'm really looking forward to seeing man ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 604 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:31

Second year of Malaga ban waived
Spanish side Malaga have had the second year of their two-year suspension from European football repealed by UEFA.
Manuel Pellegrini's side were handed the ban by the governing body in December because of unpaid bills, but following the decision to halve that punishment they will only be unable to compete in continental competition for one season should they qualify within the next four years.

However, Pellegrini's men sit sixth and are primed to qualify for next season's UEFA Europa League, and La Rosaleda outfit keen for the ban to be removed completely after lodging appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

A statement on the club's website read: "Malaga Club de Futbol received an official communication from UEFA tod ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 593 Added: Sky Date: 18.05.2013 - 03:29

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